Dr. Nicholas Karis, MD

Dr. Nicholas Karis, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
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Dr. Nicholas Karis, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Finch University Of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School in 1996 and specializes in cardiac surgery.

1415 Portland Ave Ste 240

Rochester, NY 14621

Contact Information

(585) 922-3260

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Independent Health
  • MVP Health Care

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Karis performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
very high
more than 99% of peers
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
very high
more than 95% of peers
Lung Surgery
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Karis's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

40  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease

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26  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Finch University Of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Karis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Karis' Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Karis to family and friends
6 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Karis' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

My name is Mary Kay Jones. I found Dr Karis to be compassionate, friendly, direct and honest. I found him to be sure of himself not pompous as I read in an earlier review. I certainly wouldn't allow a surgeon with no confidence to work on me. He told me to call with any questions that it's never a...more
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I like to Thank Dr. Karis for his dedicated service for saving my life.
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Dr Karis and his office are excellent,couldn’t of asked for a better,right to the point dr-
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Dr Karis saved my life. That is what you need to know. He is a no nonsense, skilled surgeon, who explained completely the intricacies of my surgery before hand and how he was going to approach it. I went to Dr Karis not only because of his excellent reputation and experience, but he, himself, will...more
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Lacks compassion, personal circumstances, physical presence. Pompous.
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